South America highlights

It’s Friday date night and Ray and I have just finished watching ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ in Spanish with English subtitles.  The movie focuses on Che Guevara’s earlier years and more specifically on a road trip he did with his uncle on a beat up old motorbike through Chile.  The scenery is dramatic and unbelievably stunning, we are feeling inspired.  A little dream has started to grow in our hearts.

Fast forward a couple of years and we are on our way to that beautiful continent called South America.  5 weeks, 3 countries, 9 cities, 12 flights, 11 bus rides, 5 ferries, a handful of taxi rides and roughly 200km’s of hiking and we have seen that little dream become a reality!  South America was everything we could have ever hoped for and we feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience it.

Unfortunately I couldn’t take along my big cameras due to weight constraints but we were fairly chuffed with the results of our little Canon S95.  Here are just a few highlights from the trip.  Enjoy ♥

Our trip started in a city with the widest street in the world and the best ice-cream we have ever tasted!  Buenos Aires.

Cadore Gelato Artigianale.   Seriously I think we ate a kg of this stuff!

BA have their own version of Cape Town’s Bo Kaap – introducing La Boca!  The colourful home of Tango ♥

4 tough days of hiking (the Inca’s don’t believe in contouring) and our group makes it to Machu Pichu.

 

 Next stop Amazon.

The southern-most city in the world – Ushuaia – surrounded by snow capped mountains.

My happy place in Ushuaia ♥

Tierra del Fuego National park in Argentina.

Day 1 of the Dientes circuit – Chile.

Puerto Natales in Chile, Patagonia.

Torres del Paine National Park – we did the  8 day 100km circuit.

The view that greeted us as we came over the mountain pass – spectacular glaciar Grey!

Swimming in a glacial lake.

5:30am summit to watch the sunrise over the towers that Torres del Paine National Park is famous for.

Christmas Day bliss ♥

Comments

  1. Stunning!! Feels like i was there. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome pics Alexis.. wow you saw some beautiful places!

  3. Lindsay Thomson says:

    Wow looks like you had a great time and amazing photos as usual x

  4. YOWZERS!!! what a trip my babe. i CANT WAIT TO CATCH UP!!!!!!
    Your pics are incredible. xxx

  5. Kathy Clare says:

    Wow!! Truly spectacular! Such clarity and colour!! I can see many jigsaw puzzles out of some of these beautiful scenes!! I have never really thought I would like to go to this continent but these inspire me!

  6. Wow! Magnificent pics. Those skies are magical.

  7. Veronica Salazar says:

    Thanks for sharing your fantaboulous experience, pictures and sceneries. You are welcome to come and visit Ecuador next time!

  8. Trishanta says:

    wow Ray and Alexis this looks awesome, Gods simples tressures are rarely explored but you done it.

  9. Alexis Diack says:

    Thanks for all the comments ♥ It truly was the trip of a lifetime :)

  10. Wow! :) Rob and I def need some details from you on rest of Argentina!! Amazing pics! Glad you found the Helderia :) looks like a holiday of a lifetime! So jealous…!

  11. My word!!! It all looks so truly amazing…there’s the peaceful beauty and the colourful cities of an amazing looking place! Absolutely gorgeous work as ever (even without all your equipment :) )xoxo

  12. Wonderful!!! Love them all xx

  13. Alexis, I have only just seen these now for some reason! They are amazing and what a holiday, shees

  14. Awesome pix Ray, looks like you guys had such a fab time!!!

  15. Wow. Such amazing imagery. What an experience you must have had.

  16. Cindy Jones says:

    whoa did you take all of these with your “little shooter”- you have this skill pie that is like no other (i feel like i have been and seen a part of your and diacks dream and I am only happy) thanks for sharing this with us

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